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Bloom Where You're Planted: Celebrating Birthdays, Creativity, and the Joys of Doing What You Love


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   As the calendar flips to another year, we're reminded of the passing of time and the opportunity to celebrate another trip around the sun. But birthdays are more than just milestones—they're moments of reflection, gratitude, and celebration of the life we've lived and the dreams we've chased. This week I turn 45 and in this blog post we'll explore the importance of celebrating birthdays, embracing creativity, and doing what you love.  Inspired by the journey of founding Inspired Floral Designs NYC alongside my bestie who will soon turn 96, Barbara continues to inspire me every day by being her true authentic self.  Her love for life and others is contagious, being present in the moment, staying curious, finding creative ways to express herself and living her life to the fullest- she is a true inspiration.

  • Celebrating Birthdays: A Time for Reflection and Gratitude: Birthdays mark the passage of time and offer a chance to pause, reflect, and express gratitude for the experiences and memories we've collected along the way. Whether you're turning 45 or 96, each birthday is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the beauty of life's journey. Take this opportunity to celebrate not just the years lived, but the moments cherished, the lessons learned, and the dreams pursued. 
  • The Joy of Creativity: Creativity knows no age limit—it's a boundless wellspring of inspiration that flows from the heart and soul. Founding Inspired Floral Designs NYC with my bestie has been a testament to the power of creativity to bring joy, purpose, and fulfillment to our lives, regardless of age. Whether it's designing floral scarves and greeting cards, or dreaming up new ideas, creativity has been the driving force behind our journey, igniting our passion and fueling our happiness. 
  • Doing What You Love: Life is too short to spend it doing anything less than what you love. Whether it's pursuing a passion, chasing a dream, or simply indulging in a favorite hobby, doing what you love is the key to a fulfilling and meaningful life. For me, founding Inspired Floral Designs NYC was a leap of faith—a decision to follow my heart and pursue my passion for designing scarves and greeting cards from my floral photography and paintings and now so much more. And as my bestie approaches her 96th birthday, she continues to remind me that age is just a number—that as long as you're doing what you love, staying curious about life and being creative, happiness knows no bounds. 
  • Age is Just a Number: Age is not a limitation—it's a badge of honor, a testament to a life well-lived and a spirit that refuses to be confined by the constraints of time. Whether you're celebrating your 45th birthday or your 96th, remember that age is just a number—that the true measure of a life is not in years, but in the love shared, the dreams pursued, and the joy found along the way and what you are doing now in the present moment. So embrace each birthday with open arms, knowing that the best is yet to come as it's a new start, a clean slate and a chance to discover or rediscover something new within yourself. 


As I celebrate my 45th birthday this week and look ahead to the 96th birthday of my bestie Barbara, I'm reminded of the beauty and importance of doing what you love, embracing creativity, and celebrating each moment along the way. She reminds me of this every day. Founding Inspired Floral Designs NYC with her has been a labor of love—a journey filled with laughter and countless memories that have enriched our lives in ways we never imagined. So as we blow out the candles and make a wish, let's remember to bloom where we're planted, embrace our passions, stay curious and celebrate the joy of living life to the fullest—because age is just a number, and the best is yet to come. Thank you for reading!

Check us out on instagram and tik tok as we add more fun and inspirational videos with our new scarf/greeting card and other fun product designs.  We are also posting encouraging thoughts for everyday life!






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